You asked for him, you got–well, his return was already planned for this moment. The last time we saw Swifty was in “Bubbles of Light 0.” An important SF strip if there ever was one. The Bubbles of Light, in case you don’t already know, are always a sure sign of time travel. Swifty has been going back and forth in the time stream for a while now (we first met his future self right here–a future self who is now a past self for the Swifty we see in today’s strip). I know this time travel business can get confusing, but all you really need to know is Swifty’s been gone a while and now he’s back.

Anybody else miss him?

On a special side note, I think this is one of the most gorgeous strips Marc has drawn so far. He really spared no detail rendering the cemetery. I think somebody has watched A LOT of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Oh, and one more thing–if you’d like to read more about the Bubbles of Light and see all of time traveling Swifty’s past appearances, be sure and click on the Bubbles of Light tag below. The tags are great resources for exploring particular characters or subjects. Just a tip from me to you.